Success With Disability Claims for Migraines



Bartolic Law handles Long Term Disability cases at all stages, from filing a claim to lawsuits under ERISA § 502(a). We are who the most discerning clients hire when an insurer denies their claim, and the one they wish they had when another firm loses their appeal and abandons the case. We are Innovative, Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent and Chicago strong. Bartolic Law is nationally renowned for our Innovative work:

Migraines are among the most common causes of disability in American adults. Attacks can happen suddenly and make it hard to function as usual.
While some patients know their triggers, which may include anything from certain food to weather changes, others cannot do anything to prevent nor prepare for an attack.
As more and more jobs become computerized, migraine sufferers may encounter issues if electronic screens exacerbate their symptoms.

Success with Long-Term Disability Claims Involving Migraines

Bartolic Law has helped many clients suffering from Migraines get paid long-term disability insurance benefits. In one client’s case, we helped the client create detailed documentation of the client’s daily symptoms and how light exacerbated the client’s symptoms, preventing the client from spending any time on a computer.

We also got witness observations to describe the client when the client experienced symptoms. This helped avoid the insurer asserting the symptoms were merely subjective and self-reported. In another matter, we helped a partner of an accounting firm recover benefits due to Chronic Migraines by creating a detailed journal of frequency and intensity of the Migraines’ onset and the specific activities the client was able to do and not able to do during the onset.

Migraine headaches are recurring and can cause severe throbbing pain, light and sound sensitivity, and other symptoms for sufferers. There are many different causes of migraines, and many people are unable to avoid all possible triggers at all times. Migraines can begin when you least expect them, and they can be debilitating for hours or days.

Treatment for migraines can range from lifestyle changes to medication. Treatment-resistant Migraine patients often get prescribed Botox to treat chronic Migraine. In order to qualify to receive Botox treatment for Migraine, patients must have 15 or more days per month with headaches lasting 4 more hours each. By the time your Migraine is treated with Botox, it establishes how frequently you experience the onset and that it interferes with enough of a workday to potentially prevent working. However, when a migraine comes on, most people must stop whatever they are doing – including working – to rest in a dark, cool place for hours at a time. Chronic migraines can make it difficult to work.


If your migraines are making it difficult to work, don’t wait to contact an attorney.

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If you believe you might need to file a long-term disability insurance claim due to migraines, you should not wait to speak with Bartolic Law. For a case evaluation, please complete the questionnaire below, and one of our representatives will contact you within minutes.

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